During a festive ceremony at the Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd shipyard in Singapore, the delivery of brand new LNG trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Apolonia to Van Oord was celebrated. After an intensive construction period, colleagues, partners and suppliers came together to celebrate this memorable moment.
The state-of-the-art Vox Apolonia and its two sister vessels, Vox Ariane and Vox Alexia, boost the mid-class section of Van Oord’s fleet of trailing suction hopper dredgers. These three new LNG vessels have a significantly lower carbon footprint than conventional trailing suction hopper dredgers and fit in with Van Oord’s aim of making its fleet more economical and sustainable. It is precisely for this reason that the three vessels were recently presented with the Dutch Maritime KVNR Shipping Award 2022.
‘We are pleased to deliver the second of three dual-fuel dredgers to Van Oord. LNG plays an important role in the energy transition. We are proud to be able to contribute to the decarbonisation of Van Oord’s fleet.’
— Tan Leong Peng, Managing Director New Energy/Business, Keppel Offshore and Marine